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Dessert Trends open for dinner + free dessert!

TorontoJo Apr 22, 2007 09:12 AM

Went to Dessert Trends yesterday for a really lovely brunch and saw that they are finally open for dinner. AND best of all -- for the month of April, every dinner order comes with a free dessert. Given the quality of the their desserts, this is not a minor thing. :o)

The dinner menu looks small, but very nice. 3 soups. at least 5 or 6 salads, and about 6 or 7 mains. Mains very reasonable around $15 each. I think that their name alone will keep some people from checking it out, so let's help them succeed! Corner of Harbord and Brunswick.

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    Lotus Seedling RE: TorontoJo Apr 22, 2007 09:15 AM

    Thanks for the great news! I really like the family who run the place... so I agree, all chowhounders should give this place a try. You won't be disappointed.

    1. vorpal RE: TorontoJo Apr 22, 2007 01:22 PM

      I can't wait to check them out! Word of warning: they're closed on Mondays. I was in the neighbourhood and tried to visit them last week and was disappointed that my timing turned out to be bad.

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        hungryabbey RE: TorontoJo Apr 22, 2007 01:27 PM

        I checked their website.. and it says on most days its open until 6 and on sundays only 4.. Im assuming these hours are changing to accomodate the dinner crowd.. right?

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          TorontoJo RE: hungryabbey Apr 22, 2007 06:18 PM

          Yep, not sure of the new hours, but the sign said open for dinner Tue - Sat.

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            hungryabbey RE: TorontoJo Apr 22, 2007 06:22 PM

            alright, thanks for the info !

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              dlw88 RE: hungryabbey Apr 22, 2007 07:45 PM

              I just got a res for next Saturday. They're open most days until 10pm now.

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                hungryabbey RE: dlw88 Apr 23, 2007 04:18 AM

                oh excellent, let us know how it is!

        2. TorontoJo RE: TorontoJo Apr 23, 2007 05:54 AM

          One thing to be aware of -- the service I've had at lunch there is very sweet, but tends to be a bit flaky. I don't imagine it's going to be different at dinner. But the food is so beautiful and delicious and the servers are well intentioned, so it has never bothered me.

          BTW, for croque monsieur fans, Dessert Trends serves the best I've ever had (puts the one at Bonjour Brioche to shame).

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            hungryabbey RE: TorontoJo Apr 23, 2007 06:01 AM

            what exactly do you mean " the service is flaky"?

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              Delish RE: TorontoJo Apr 23, 2007 09:11 AM

              I concur about the croque monsieur. I've had it twice. It's fantastic with thick, soft slices of brioche, filled with ham and cheese, which is then doused in, I believe, bechamel and baked with even more cheese. Yum.

              As a sidenote: with this sandwich in mind, I ordered what I though would be a similar sandwich when I went to "lupper" at The Rosebud, and all I got was a basic ham and cheese sandwich grilled (without so much as a little butter on the bread). It was dry and a really big disappointment considering all the fanfare this place has received. The moral of the story: DT is something special!

            2. TorontoJo RE: TorontoJo Apr 26, 2007 06:59 AM

              Just a heads up to everyone -- they don't have their liquor license yet. We went for dinner with friends last night and really, really wanted a bottle of wine (we had all had long days)... so we ended moving to another restaurant. We promised to return when they got their license.

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